Map-Chart technique surveys chronologically and compactly the history of immigration up to the restrictive law of 1924. Economic, political and religious motives of immigrants shown in scene in steamship office abroad. Scene at Ellis Island.
Narrator: James A. Brill. In collaboration with Henry S. Commager, Ph.D., Columbia University.
July 24, 2017 Subject:
Welcome all of you white people!
A pretty shocking and historically incorrect film which first blurts out that everyone in the United States is an immigrant, blatantly ignoring any mention of American Indians. Then we the atypical european family arriving from wherever they were to Ellis Island. We know that they'll have a nicer time here because we don't mind your religion or language (but color is another story all together it seems). This is a fairly historically important film, for all the wrong reasons.